The Great Barrier Reef | The best picks in the Northern Beaches

Island Day Trips

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise

Ocean Spirit Cruises

From $219.00 AUD

Green Island Sail

Ocean Free

From $220.00 AUD

Reef Cruise

Frankland Island Reef Cruises

From $204.00 AUD

Wavedancer - Low Isles

Quicksilver Connections

From $210.00 AUD

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Adventures

From $270.00 AUD

*Standard Cruise

Seastar

From $215.00 AUD

Green Island Discovery - 0830 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $124.00 AUD

Full Day 9am Departure

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

From $98.00 AUD

Green Island Eco Adventure - 1030 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $99.00 AUD

Half Day 1pm Departure

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

From $98.00 AUD

Green Island Eco Adventure - 1300 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $99.00 AUD

Great Adventures Green Island Fly/Cruise

Nautilus Aviation

From $499.00 AUD

08:00AM Departure - Same Day Return Fitzroy Island Ferry transfers (Full Day 5:00PM Return)

Fitzroy Island

From $80.00 AUD

08:00AM Departure - Same Day Return Fitzroy Island Ferry transfers (Half Day 12:15PM Return)

Fitzroy Island

From $80.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1 - Snorkel - 0900 Departure

Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island Adventures

From $105.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1 - Glass Bottom Boat - 0900 Departure

Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island Adventures

From $105.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1 - Snorkel - 1100 Departure

Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island Adventures

From $105.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1 - Glass Bottom Boat - 1100 Departure

Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island Adventures

From $105.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 2 - 0900 Departure

Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island Adventures

From $115.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 2 - 1100 Departure

Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island Adventures

From $115.00 AUD

Snorkelling Reef Trips

Upolu Cay Reef Cruise

Ocean Freedom

From $220.00 AUD

Outer Reef Cruise

Silverswift

From $233.00 AUD

*Tusa Day Cruise

Tusa Dive

From $220.00 AUD

*Reef Day Cruise - Evolution

Down Under Cruise and Dive

From $185.00 AUD

Reef Cruise

Reef Experience

From $205.00 AUD

*Snorkelling

Passions of Paradise

From $195.00 AUD

Dreamtime Dive Snorkelling Experience

Reef Magic Cruises

From $189.00 AUD

*Reef Quest Cruise

Divers Den

From $200.00 AUD

Half Day Jet Boat Tour

SKEDADDLE

From $120.00 AUD

*Standard Cruise

Seastar

From $215.00 AUD

Outer Reef Cruise

Silversonic

From $254.00 AUD

*Aqua Quest Cruise

Divers Den

From $251.50 AUD

Get High

Down Under Cruise and Dive

From $308.00 AUD

*Outer Barrier Reef

Quicksilver Connections

From $264.00 AUD

Green Island Sail

Ocean Free

From $220.00 AUD

*Moore Reef Full Day Tour

Sunlover Reef Cruises

From $234.00 AUD

Green Island Discovery - 0830 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $124.00 AUD

Green Island Eco Adventure - 1030 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $99.00 AUD

Full Day 11am Departure

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

From $98.00 AUD

*Marine World Cruise

Reef Magic Cruises

From $239.00 AUD

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise

Ocean Spirit Cruises

From $219.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1 - Snorkel - 0900 Departure

Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island Adventures

From $105.00 AUD

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Adventures

From $270.00 AUD

Sunlover Cruises Fly & Cruise

Nautilus Aviation

From $496.00 AUD

Scuba Diving Day Trips

*Tusa Day Cruise

Tusa Dive

From $220.00 AUD

Certified Scuba Dive & Cruise

Silverswift

From $281.00 AUD

Introductory Scuba Dive & Cruise

Silverswift

From $314.00 AUD

Upolu Cay Reef Cruise & Certified Diving

Ocean Freedom

From $290.00 AUD

Upolu Cay Reef Cruise & Introductory Diving

Ocean Freedom

From $325.00 AUD

Green Island Sail & Certified Diving

Ocean Free

From $290.00 AUD

Green Island Sail & Introductory Diving

Ocean Free

From $325.00 AUD

Reef Cruise

Reef Experience

From $205.00 AUD

Snorkelling + Scuba Dive

Passions of Paradise

From $240.00 AUD

*Reef Day Cruise - Evolution

Down Under Cruise and Dive

From $185.00 AUD

*Reef Quest Cruise

Divers Den

From $200.00 AUD

Reef Cruise

Frankland Island Reef Cruises

From $204.00 AUD

*Moore Reef Full Day Tour & Dive COMBO

Sunlover Reef Cruises

From $334.00 AUD

Marine World & 2 Certified Dive Package

Reef Magic Cruises

From $318.00 AUD

*Aqua Quest Cruise

Divers Den

From $251.50 AUD

PADI - 5 Day Learn to Dive Course

ProDive Cairns

From $1,040.00 AUD

PADI Open Water Course - 5 Day 2 Night Liveaboard

Divers Den

From $1,005.00 AUD

4 Day Open Water Dive Course

Down Under Cruise and Dive

From $660.00 AUD

Pontoon Reef Trips

*Outer Barrier Reef

Quicksilver Connections

From $264.00 AUD

*Moore Reef Full Day Tour

Sunlover Reef Cruises

From $234.00 AUD

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Adventures

From $270.00 AUD

*Marine World Cruise

Reef Magic Cruises

From $239.00 AUD

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Adventures

From $250.00 AUD

*Moore Reef Full Day Tour & Dive COMBO

Sunlover Reef Cruises

From $334.00 AUD

Marine World & 2 Certified Dive Package

Reef Magic Cruises

From $318.00 AUD

Moore Reef & Scenic Flight Package

Sunlover Reef Cruises

From $377.00 AUD

Reef Magic Moore Reef Fly Packages

GBR Helicopters Cairns

From $499.00 AUD

Great Adventures Green Island Fly/Cruise

Nautilus Aviation

From $499.00 AUD

Sunlover Cruises Fly & Cruise

Nautilus Aviation

From $496.00 AUD

Sunlover by Starlight

Sunlover Reef Cruises

From $549.00 AUD

Sailing Day Trips

Green Island Sail

Ocean Free

From $220.00 AUD

*Snorkelling

Passions of Paradise

From $195.00 AUD

Wavedancer - Low Isles

Quicksilver Connections

From $210.00 AUD

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise

Ocean Spirit Cruises

From $219.00 AUD

Day Cruise

Reef Day Tripper

From $149.00 AUD

Snorkelling + Scuba Dive

Passions of Paradise

From $240.00 AUD

Green Island Sail & Introductory Diving

Ocean Free

From $325.00 AUD

Green Island Sail & Certified Diving

Ocean Free

From $290.00 AUD

Dinner & Harbour Cruise

Spirit of Cairns

From $95.00 AUD

Sunday Lunch & Harbour Cruise

Spirit of Cairns

From $69.00 AUD

2 Day / 1 Night Sailing Trip - Double Private Cabin

Coral Sea Dreaming

From $500.00 AUD

2 Day / 1 Night Sailing Trip - Shared Cabin

Coral Sea Dreaming

From $480.00 AUD

Half Day Trips

Half Day Jet Boat Tour

SKEDADDLE

From $120.00 AUD

1 Day Admission

Cairns Aquarium

From $42.00 AUD

Green Island Eco Adventure - 0830 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $99.00 AUD

Green Island Discovery - 0830 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $124.00 AUD

Half Day 9am Departure

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

From $98.00 AUD

Green Island Eco Adventure - 1030 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $99.00 AUD

Green Island Discovery - 1030 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $124.00 AUD

Half Day 1pm Departure

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

From $98.00 AUD

Green Island Eco Adventure - 1300 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $99.00 AUD

Green Island Discovery - 1300 Cairns Departure

Great Adventures

From $124.00 AUD

08:00AM Departure - Same Day Return Fitzroy Island Ferry transfers (Half Day 12:15PM Return)

Fitzroy Island

From $80.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1 - Snorkel - 1100 Departure

Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island Adventures

From $105.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1 - Glass Bottom Boat - 1100 Departure

Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island Adventures

From $105.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 2 - 1100 Departure

Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island Adventures

From $115.00 AUD

Great Adventures Green Island Fly/Cruise

Nautilus Aviation

From $499.00 AUD

Fly & Cruise (Half Day)

Down Under Cruise and Dive

From $389.00 AUD

30 minute Scenic Flight - Reef Discovery

GBR Helicopters Cairns

From $399.00 AUD

About the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the world’s largest living coral reef spanning some 2500 kilometres and running parallel to the Queensland Coastline. The Great Barrier Reef is the crown jewel for residents and visitors to Cairns, Australia and is home to an amazing diversity of marine life.

Boasting more Great Barrier Reef Tours than any city in the world, Cairns offers all visitor’s world class experiences from adventurous scuba diving to first time snorkelling options.

Some of the most popular tours and day trips include sailing trips to idyllic sandy cays which are surrounded by azure waters and easily accessible coral reef.

Other tours include a stop off at the world famous Green Island and then take you to a floating pontoon in the middle of the coral reef. Here, you can dive in and snorkel amongst coral gardens teeming with beautiful tropical fish, including Nemo (the world famous clown fish).

If you are short on time and only have a half day to visit, try one of our many island tours which are available with multiple departures from Cairns daily.

Island Getaways

To the South of Cairns is an untouched group of tropical islands called the Frankland Island Group. Tours depart Cairns daily and take you on a rainforest river cruise, where you can spot the fearsome salt water crocodile, before crossing the channel and cruising to your island paradise – Normanby Island.

The Great Barrier Reef Australia is without question one of the best places in the world for scuba diving enthusiasts to experience the wonders of the deep. There are many companies that will take you on a scuba diving day trip, the hardest part is choosing the right tour to match your experience and interests. Liveaboard scuba diving tours are also available from Cairns Australia and take you to the magnificent coral sea which surrounds Lizard Island and extended reef trips also take you as far as the world-famous Cod Hole.